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The Perfect Bracket: DePaul Mathematician Talks Longshot Odds of Predicting March Madness

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As college basketball fans get set to fill out their brackets this March Madness, DePaul University mathematics professor Jeff Bergen offers some perspective on the odds of creating the perfect bracket. It’s more likely, said Bergen, to predict the winning party in the next 62 presidential elections through the year 2264 than to pick all 63 games correctly in this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

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Diabetes, Mental Health, diabetes distress, Chronic Disease, Healthcare, Distress, Depression, Stress

Feeling Overwhelmed Trying to Manage Diabetes?

Recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes distress with these five tips.

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Cholesterol 101

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Cardiologist Alex Garton, MD discusses knowing your cholesterol numbers and the new American Heart Association guidelines.

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Sociologists Available to Discuss Refugees and Immigration

The American Sociological Association has sociologists available to discuss the latest news related to refugees, Muslims, and immigration.

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NMSU Expert Gives Tips on Safe Water Storage, Treatment in Case of Crisis

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In the case of emergencies affecting potable water supplies, New Mexico State University water expert Rossana Sallenave released a guide on how to properly treat and store water for long periods of time.

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Professor Examines HIV Prevention with a Focus on Communication Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men and Their Friends

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Professor of sociology Matt G. Mutchler’s research over the past 20 years into HIV prevention and treatment issues, especially within the African American community, has garnered him more than 15 external research awards and respect as an expert in the field.

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MTSU on the Record’ Examines U.S.-Russia Relations in Trump Era

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With questions continuing to swirl around President Donald Trump’s attitude toward Russian President Vladimir Putin, the future of U.S.-Russia relations in the Trump administration is the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

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Upcoming Webcast Takes a Close Look at NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

In a live webcast March 1, astrophysicist Amber Straughn will discuss the development and construction of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and the important scientific questions it will help answer.

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Virginia Mason Study Shows Team Method Prevents Overuse of Spinal Fusion Surgery

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Patients diagnosed with lumbar degenerative spine disease are more likely to receive the right care when a team of experts representing multiple medical specialties collaborate in reviewing the patient’s needs and determining the best treatment option.

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MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy.

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Alcohol’s Effect Can Be More Damaging to Women

Listen up ladies. Women simply don’t metabolize alcohol in the same way as men. It’s called the telescoping effect.

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URI Professor Examines Effects of Climate Change on Coral Reefs, Shellfish

Professor is studying how a variety of marine organisms are responding to changes in their environment. Focusing on reef-building corals and other shelled creatures that are threatened by increasing temperatures and ocean acidification, she is testing them to determine how species may acclimatize to the new circumstances.

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Using Statistics Ethically to Combat "A Scientific Credibility Crisis"

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A recent survey suggests that many researchers have tried and failed to reproduce other scientists' experiments as well as their own. Georgetown University’s Rochelle Tractenberg, PhD, is on a mission to help change that by promoting ethical statistical practices. She’ll lead a panel discussion on the topic Sunday at the AAAS meeting in Boston.

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Hacking the Way to Safer, Brighter City Streets

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Team Wingin' It, a five-member team of UNLV students and alumni, won the $10K grand prize at the Consumer Electronics Show life-hack competition for their clever approach to tracking City of Las Vegas streetlight outages. The city is now looking to implement their invention.

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Virginia Tech Expert Says Collapse of Oroville Dam in California Is Virtually Impossible

Virginia Tech expert says the danger at Oroville Dam in California is confined to the spillway. While forecasters expect additional storms into next week, damage to the dam itself is highly unlikely.

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Kennesaw State University Scientists Conducting Cutting-Edge Research

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Two Kennesaw State University scientists have received a total of $737,364 in National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grants for developmental biology research into autism and birth defects.

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Cardiology, Heart Attack, Cardiovascular, STEMI, Clogged Arteries, heart blockage, Myocardial, defibrilator, Pacemaker, Anesthesia

Preparation, Attention to Detail Translates to Excellence in Cardiac Care

Jaromir Bobek of Harris Health System's Ben Taub Hospital prides himself on his cardiology team's preparation and attention to detail. The service line routinely receives national recognition for its expertise and quick treatment of some of the most severe heart attack cases.

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‘Hair of the Dog’ Won’t Cure That Hangover

The notion that having a drink can cure a hangover has been around since the 16th century. That doesn't mean it's true.

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Setting the Record Straight on Some Common Beliefs About Food and Health

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When it comes to what certain foods can do to or for you, it’s probably best to take motherly advice, familiar sayings and other bits of conventional wisdom with a grain of salt.

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A Theoretical Physicist Reassures the Lovelorn

Here, in celebration of Valentine's Day, we present another of the paradoxes, sometimes called the Picky Suitor problem: Can you guess the odds that you will find your one and only among the 9 billion people on the planet?







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